Most women protect their facial skin from the sun, treat it to regular moisturizing, and even perhaps undergo beauty and youth treatments. But what about the skin on the arms and legs? This ages too! The skin lines and wrinkles sag and loosen the same as facial skin and this can appear quite unseemly and can give away your age despite well looked after and youthful facial skin. So here are a few things that you can do to keep the skin or your legs and arms looking firmer, tighter and better looking skin:
One of the best things you can do for the skin of your arms and legs, is to exercise. This improves blood circulation over all as well as to the skin surface. Exercise means better muscle tone and better muscle tone means that the skin that overlies the muscles is tighter, firmer and smoother looking. Since exercise keeps you in shape, this is another way in which it helps you look younger.
Hydration & Nutrition
It’s a bit of a cliché that you are what you eat. But it is true nevertheless. What you eat and how much water you drink does reflect in your looks, the condition of your skin and its appearance. Drinking enough water and eating a diet that is high in fruit, veggies and good quality protein provides sufficient nutrients for the skin. This also helps the skin remain tighter and youthful looking.
Massage again is helpful in getting the blood circulation to the surface of the skin. This could help with the cell renewal process and help keep the skin more supple. Massage typically uses unction or oils that further nourish the skin and so massage of the arms and legs could be very beneficial.
As the skin is nourished from within with the help of a hydration and a healthy diet, it is nourished from the outside with good quality moisturizers. Be sure to massage the moisturizer properly into the skin as you apply it. That way you’re giving your skin the benefit of massage and moisture.
Women opt for laser treatments because it has been found to be effective in dealing with fine lines, wrinkles on the legs and arms. These can also help smoothen skin and remove blemishes. However it is important to find the right dermatologist to perform these treatments which can be considered relatively invasive.